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Do you know what season you guys will be hunting? Every season will have different odds, unless the tags are over the counter 2nd or 3rd season elk tags.

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Hiker wrote:
Do you know what season you guys will be hunting? Every season will have different odds, unless the tags are over the counter 2nd or 3rd season elk tags.

Those areas are limited draw tags in the 2nd and 3rd season if I'm reading the regulations correctly. We are planning to hunt the second season.

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http://wildlife.state.co.us/NR/rdonlyres/C95EACBD-494D-41D3-A530-F59E874...

In 2007 a non-resident had a chance of drawing a 2/3/4th season bull elk tag for unit 48 with one preference point, two would have guaranteed you one.
Unit 49 was a tough draw and took five preference points to draw, with four PP's you would have had a very slim chance. Unit 481 had the best chance of drawing without a pp but to be assured of drawing you needed one pp.

When I get some more time, I'll try to look up the deer situation.

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I found the deer draw results here: http://wildlife.state.co.us/NR/rdonlyres/D44601AC-15C7-4502-8509-B4F65D1...

What percentage of tags are for resident vs. nonresident? Thanks for the help this is great information.

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I just found my answer:

"For units and species that require five or more preference points, 80 percent of the licenses are allocated to residents, the remainder to non-residents. If fewer than five preference points are needed, 65 percent of the licenses are allocated for state residents and the remainder for non-residents."

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If I'm reading this right it looks like my chances of getting a mule deer tag in either unit 48 or 49 is pretty good. The chances of a cow tag in 481 seem to be decent.

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Ok a couple of more questions I'm having trouble finding on the CO DOW website (the search isn't very good). The preference points are species specific, but are they also gender specific? For example if I apply for a cow tag in unit 49 as my first choice I'll gain a preference point even if I draw a cow tag in unit 481 which would be my second choice. That preference point can be used for any elk tag bull or cow for any GMU the following season(s) right?

In NC and VA where I currently hunt each member of a hunting party must have a license for the species being hunted no matter if a member is carrying a weapon or not. Someone that just goes to film, call, or just for the fun of it is considered a participant in the hunt and is required to be licensed. Is there a similar regulation in CO? I can't imagine there is since one person would have a hard time quartering and packing out an elk by themselves.

Thanks again the info on this site has been extremely helpful.

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Ok a couple of more questions I'm having trouble finding on the CO DOW website (the search isn't very good). The preference points are species specific, but are they also gender specific? For example if I apply for a cow tag in unit 49 as my first choice I'll gain a preference point even if I draw a cow tag in unit 481 which would be my second choice. That preference point can be used for any elk tag bull or cow for any GMU the following season(s) right?

In NC and VA where I currently hunt each member of a hunting party must have a license for the species being hunted no matter if a member is carrying a weapon or not. Someone that just goes to film, call, or just for the fun of it is considered a participant in the hunt and is required to be licensed. Is there a similar regulation in CO? I can't imagine there is since one person would have a hard time quartering and packing out an elk by themselves.

Thanks again the info on this site has been extremely helpful.

It doesnt matter what sex you apply for. If you dont draw your first choice then you gain a preference point.

Only the individual hunting the animal has to have a hunting license. If you have a camera man with you he does not need a hunting license to film. Only if he is planning on shooting an animal his self.

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MrKrabs, Yes you have a excellent chance of drawing a buck tag for any of those units you mentioned as a non-resident. Residents pretty much need a point to draw a 49 buck tag but a NR shouldn't need one.

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MrKrabs, Yes you have a excellent chance of drawing a buck tag for any of those units you mentioned as a non-resident. Residents pretty much need a point to draw a 49 buck tag but a NR shouldn't need one.

Great thanks for the info everyone. Does anyone know much about these units? I don't remember there being very much public land in unit 481 at least compared to the other units around it. I'm also not sure which would be the best unit for a mule deer tag.

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